The green vegetation coming together with the blue sea, impressive cliffs bordering dreamy beaches… few images are more iconic in describing the Asturian landscape, and few municipalities represent is as well as Candás. This small fishing village, famous for its sardines, will host a La Vuelta departure for the first time and will, no doubt, accompany the peloton with the Principality of Asturias' characteristic passion for cycling.
The peloton returns to Castilla y León in order to face its old acquaintance: the Alto de La Camperona, in the Sabero Valley, that will welcome La Vuelta for the third time. This mountain pass allowed Nairo Quintana to wear the red jersey in 2016, the year in which he won La Vuelta. Likewise with Alberto Contador in 2014, who also won La Roja in this extremely difficult climb, before taking the highest spot on the podium at Santiago de Compostela, following his third La Vuelta win.